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Live Review: Budapest Park Festvival in Budapest, Hungary (06.06.23.)

Simple Plan as headliners, alongside Charlotte Sands, Zebrahead, and Set It Off made the night at Budapest Park Festival incredible and unforgettable that not even the bad weather during the last hour of the festival could ruin the mood of the enthusiastic crowd. Interactions with the fans like throwing themselves in the audience and crowd-surfing were the highlights of the night.

Very talented rising star Charlotte Sands had opened the festival presenting us such a unique set of modern emo-pop songs. The blue-haired singer was wearing the “I love Budapest” shirt, and at one point she even stated it was a dream come true to come and perform there. With the help of her super energetic band, Charlotte managed to warm everyone up right from the start, and her delivery was especially appealing to the younger generation. Thanks to TikTok her fame continues to grow and I’m looking forward to hearing more of the future hits and attending even bigger shows.

Set It Off was next in line, adding even more hype with their performance. The lead singer Cody Carson was definitely one of the most energetic artists there, showing everyone how to truly rock out to live music. His crowd-surfing while singing “Killer of the Mirror” was one of the best moments. Another interesting part was the drummer Maxx Danziger singing during “Hypnotized”.

Zebrahead is well-known for its specific style of combining punk and rap. They’ve been around for a while, and even though they went through some changes in the past two years when Adrian Estrella joined as a new lead vocalist, they’ve stayed dedicated and true to their long-time fans. Everyone was enjoying some of their huge hits like “Falling Apart”, “Rescue Me” and “Anthem” which were perfectly mixed with their newer stuff from their EPs III (2021) & II (2023). The mosh pits were the craziest during their set and you could truly feel the vibe of the early 2000s pop punk music.

As soon as Simple Plan came out for the grand finale, everyone in the crowd went wild. Charlotte Sands stepped on stage once again, joining Pierre Bouvier for the “Jet Leg” duet. Another surprise was the covers of 3 really famous songs from the 2000s – “All Star”, “Sk8er Boi” and “Mr. Brightside”. The setlist mostly consisted of Simple Plan’s biggest hits with the addition of “Congratulations”, “Million Pictures of You” and “Wake Me Up (When This Nightmare’s Over)” from their newest album Harder Than It Looks (2022). The show ended with a very emotional performance of “Perfect” which was such a sweet and nice choice for the closure.

Check out the bands’ official sites for more tour dates:

Simple PlanZebraheadSet It OffCharlotte Sands




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